Accession Number : AD0628221

Title :   MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING AND COGNITION: I. RELATIONS AMONG JUDGEMENTS OBTAINED UNDER VARYING CONDITIONS,

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Cliff,Norman

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The study was designed to see if the multidimensional scaling solutions for judgements of the same stimuli gathered using different directions and diffrent orders of presenting the stimuli could be considered transformations of the same underlying structure and whether or not unidimensional judgements could be related to the same underlying space. Four groups of S's judged the differentness of all possible pairs of 13 lightfoot faces. The groups differed in the set given them in the directions and in the order in which the pairs were presented. One group received directions instructions to emphasize the pleasantness of the emotions in their judgements, one viewed the stimuli in an order designed to emphasize the pleasantness distinction, the third viewed the stimuli in an order designed to elicit non-Euclidean judgements. A fourth group served as a standard. All four groups judged the intensity of the 13 emotions as well as the differentness of the pairs. The multidimensional spaces derived for the four groups were found to differ only slightly but in some cases the differences appeared to be systematic. In all four groups the judgements of intensity of the emotions were closely related to the multidimensional spaces derived from the differentness judgements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REASONING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, EMOTIONS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE